It’s so good to be home…never has this statement resonated so strongly than the past few months.
None of us expected 2020 to unfold in the way it has, yet despite the media headlines of “doom and gloom” during these uncertain times, the property market on the beaches is showing considerable resilience. Getting a result in a transitioning market may seem challenging, but it doesn’t have to be, and the good news is that we are still experiencing significant buyer activity. During “lockdown”, we didn’t hibernate, we continued to list and sell properties, and with this focused and positive approach, achieved solid results on properties across all price points. In fact, during this period we were trusted with the sale of over $240 million worth of property.
That said, we are not immune to market changes. With open homes restricted for a period, we worked closely with buyers from our database and saw a rise in “off market” sales, so if you are considering buying, ensure you register through our website to make sure you stay up to date with our very latest “private sales”. For those of you thinking of selling, and like the idea of a discreet sale or would like to “test the market”, then we’d welcome the opportunity to talk with you about our “off market” approach.
Since the beginning of COVID-19, our property management team have held together a consistent leasing schedule. During March and April alone, a total of 60 properties were leased, essentially a property per day. This included the letting of a brand-new boutique ‘H18’ block on Howard Avenue, Dee Why in a record-setting four weeks. With a focus on strategy and maintaining a strong and effective database, our team remain confident and prepared for the coming months.
Undeniably, it is a turbulent time, but with spring around the corner and a strong pipeline of active buyers, now really is a prime time to make the move, and we have the outstanding results to prove it. Sellers are in a strong position with a low supply of property on the market, meaning if your property is well presented, well marketed and well-priced, it will sell. Low interest rates mean we are in ideal buying conditions. So, whether you are selling, buying, securing a dream home or looking for an investment, our team of sales specialists are here to help – offering expert knowledge and a determination to deliver for our clients, in all market conditions.
To view the properties currently for sale and lease with Clarke & Humel, click here.